Goal 16
Economy

We will take the lead in digital innovation and build local capacity to embrace new technology

2040 Outcome: 
  • People living in and around Warrnambool have flexible work and enjoy the option to work globally from the City.
  • People who work based in Melbourne and other places are able to work from home or from suitable shared work spaces in the city.
  • There is a vibrant digital technology sector that employs an increasing range of professional, creative and technical staff.
  • New and existing services are available that help the community and business build their digital capacity including public libraries, and community and adult education providers.
The changes we want by 2026: 
  • Local Business and Industry groups, the IT sector, and tiers of government have partnered to source funding and programs that meet the changing digital economy knowledge needs of business.
  • Use of internet to conduct business continues to increase (Source: Biannual Business Confidence Survey).
  • Residents (and especially young people) have increased awareness of the opportunities to work in the digital economy locally.
  • Warrnambool’s Economic Development Strategy 2015-2020 has been implemented, reviewed and updated.
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Individuals have committed to an action that supports this goal